Last Saturday, Friends of St Aidan’s School (FOSA) organised a celebration of the school’s fabulous brand new 3G pitch. The pitch has been in the planning for six years, so it was a special day for the St Aidan’s community and will also benefit the wider community as the demand for all weather facilities in Harrogate is huge!
The sun shone down as footballers from Year 7-10 battled it out to win the St. Aidan’s Challenge Cup while hundreds of spectators cheered them on. There was a delicious BBQ courtesy of Andy Annat and Crackerjack BBQ, Kele Beans Coffee served Iced Coffee to keep everyone cool and there were many stalls and attractions including a gigantic Inflatable Football Darts Board!
St Aidan’s is known for its musical talent and the brilliant band ‘Three Strikes’ were there bringing the element of Fest to the day with some smooth classics. Your Harrogate’s Alex Cann kept event running smoothly compering the entire event and chatting to the special guests in attendance.
These included Harrogate Town Captain Josh Falkingham who delighted the crowds by watching some of the football and signing autographs. He had a great welcome from one of the Year 9 teams who had decorated their shirts in his honour with the words ‘We Love Josh Falkingham’! They were victorious and Falkingam was, of course, thrilled to present them all with medals. Year 13 student, George Horbury who has recently been signed by Harrogate Town FC provided inspiration to the young footballers on the day and presented the Year 7s with their medals. Former England and Leeds Utd player Danny Mills was another star attraction and performed the Year 8’s prize giving.
FOSA, staff and students of St. Aidan’s were delighted with the event as both a fundraiser for the school and for the feel-good factor it brought. As the Red Arrows graced the blue skies above Constance Green Hall’s Clocktower the day was complete!